- Nov 3, 2013
Most plants actually are. It's one of the easiest ways to propagate most leafy succulents. Plant development is generally quite flexible; a major limitation is usually the availability of water in a cut leaf, which is why it works so well for succulents. For some cacti fragmentation is a primary means of reproduction.Possibly related to the 'ease' of false vivipary in CP- Drosera and Pinguicula are especially amenable to very simple/basic cloning methods. Simply pull leaves from Pinguicula and set on moist medium. Drosera do quite well from cuttings from just about any part of the plant. Supposedly root cuttings give good results also. Haven't read up on what methods work well with Dionaea, apparently it's rather easy also.
I've seen the VFT study. Very cool and very elegant work. Stylidium is thought to do something similar.